PacktLib: Debian 7: System Administration Best Practices

Debian 7: System Administration Best Practices

Credits

About the Author

About the Reviewers

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

Debian Basics for Administrators

Linux distributions

The three branches

Other differences

The Debian Project

Summary

Filesystem Layout

Partition tables

Filesystem types

Partitioning

Encryption

Installing Debian

Summary

Package Management

Package managers

Package selection and maintenance

Keeping current

Foreign packages

Upgrading your system

Summary

Basic Package Configuration

Configuration files

Configuration utilities

Local configuration trends

Apache configuration

Other examples

Summary

System Management

Startup and shutdown

Filesystem maintenance

Display managers

Summary

Basic System Security

User administration

Debian hardening packages

Firewall tools

Intrusion detection

A final word on remote logging

Summary

Advanced System Management

Remote backups

Configuration management

Clusters

Webmin

Summary

Index